There are hundreds of religions throughout the world but the two most examined seem to be Christianity and Islam. These two religions have been brought into the spotlight throughout the years but more recently so with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. People speculate on rumors of each religion but how much do we actually know? Unless you are a religious scholar, odds are you do not know any more than what the internet and television tell you. Each religion has its own view on creation, the end times, the afterlife and the behaviors its members must maintain in order to achieve a place in such. These two religions may have their different views but are they truly that much different? Over the next couple of pages we will take a look at each religion and their religious views and beliefs.
Islam's development has resulted from major political, economic, and military effect both inside and outside the Islamic world. Muhammad's death in 632 caused disagreements over who would follow him as leader of the Muslim world, thus many different leaders arose. The Umayyad aristocracy viewed Islam as a religion for Arabs only. Islam spread quickly during 750-1258 the era that they call The Golden Age. Muslims believe that Allah revealed the Qur'an to Muhammad who was thought to be God's final prophet, and regard the Qur'an and the Sunnah, the words of Muhammad, as the basis of Islam. Islamic tradition says that Judaism and Christianity have distorted the messages of these prophets throughout time either in interpretation. Allah (God) is one and indivisible. They believe in monotheism. "Allah" means God in Arabic God is the one True Creator. The Muslims, like Christians, believe God has always existed and there was no one before him and he will exist forever; he has hold over life and death. (Chapter 112 in Al Quran) The principle scriptures of Islam are the Quran and the Hadith. The Quran is the main book of Islam telling of Allah's revelations to humanity, told through his...
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